Real Scientists in in the US this week with Dr Sandy Hilton (@SandyHiltonPT), a pelvic pain physiotherapist, health educator, and co-owner of Entropy Physiotherapy in Chicago. She also podcasts (check out Pain Science and Sensibility), and we chatted with her about her work and motivation:
What got you into physiotherapy?
I am motivated and curious about treating pain. Specifically I am curious about changing pelvic pain. I was challenged to help men who couldn’t have sex because of back pain – and from there I asked about women with pain during intimacy and then I had to find out how to help them to. That led me to the science around pain and what we can do about treating it.
What do you want the public to know about your work?
People need hope. They need to know that some things they see are more about marketing than reality. When it comes to our health, we need to know how to spend our time and money on those things most likely to help us. I consider myself a conduit between the science and clinical practice to help keep people doing the things that they love.
What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time I train to run 1/2 marathon distances and do Story Telling and Stand Up Comedy.
Please welcome Sandy Hilton to Real Scientists!